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Health Care Assistant Day 2021

October 18, 2021 marks Health Care Assistant Day in BC. Join us in celebrating and recognizing all Health Care Assistants in your community this year, to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication to our health care system.

Register Now for Hearts & Hands

Register now for the sixth annual Hearts and Hands conference for healthcare assistants, which runs from October 18-22. It's FREE to participate, but you do need to register. And you can win prizes. We have more prizes than ever, including a scholarship valued at $3,500.

COVID-19 Announcements

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry (The Registry) will continue to send emails directly to those impacted by updates and to those applicants with questions.  All updates and announcements will be consolidated on this webpage; please check back on a regular basis for updated information.  

Free Webinars for Health Care Assistants

Beginning May 4th, 2021, Life and Death Matters (LDM), Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) will offer a series of FREE WEBINARS that are ideal for PSWs/HCAs/CCAs.

COVID-19 Staff Survey

The Seniors Advocate is reviewing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Long Term Care and Assisted Living, and she needs to hear from front line staff. 

NCAS Field Testing

The Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) is seeking current Health Care Assistant (HCA) students, recent HCA graduates and experienced HCAs to field test a new HCA assessment. An honorarium of $100.00 will be provided.

Health Care Assistant Day 2020

October 18, 2020 marks Health Care Assistant Day in BC. Join us in celebrating and recognizing all Health Care Assistants in your community this year, to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication to our health care system.

Announcements of Interest

Announcements of Interest for Health Care Assistants 

New Registration Pathway for Out-of-Province, Canadian-Trained Health Care Assistants

There is a new registration pathway available to Health Care Assistants (HCAs) educated in other provinces.

Seeking Volunteers for Field Testing of the NCAS Assessment

Are you interested in a unique opportunity to support the HCA profession? To enhance BC’s capacity to build a safe and competent health workforce? The BC College of Nursing Professionals needs you!

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